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Can you tell readers one unique thing about yourself?
I’m afraid of spiders. Anything that spins its own hotel creeps me out.
Could you give a quick summary of Freaksville for those of us who may be unfamiliar with your work?
Every woman in the Maxwell family has the gift of sight. A talent sixteen-year-old Kasey would gladly give up. Until Kasey has a vision about Josh Johnstone, the foreign exchange student from England. The vision leads her into deep waters...a lead in a play and into the arms of Josh. But Josh, too, has a secret. Something that could put them all in danger. To solve a mystery of a supernatural haunting, they must uncover the secrets of the haunted theater when they are trapped on the night of the full moon.
"A modern day Romeo and Juliet with a wicked twist. An action-packed debut!" ---New York Times Best-selling author, Maria V. Snyder of Fire Study, Magic Study, and Poison Study, as well as the Glass Series.
"If you like a sharp, snappy female protagonist embroiled in danger, mystery and action, Freaksville is for you."
---Teens Read and Write
What inspired you to write your story through the heroine's blog?
It seemed to fit the story. People tend to tell, more, share more, on blogs. Which some find odd, but just read blogs they are windows into our souls... People spill secrets they normally would. Blogging feels safe. (Kasey felt safe blogging, it was a way to confess her burdens and feel less like a freak. Love ones no matter how close tend to judge you, it’s in our nature. We are more accepting of strangers. We don’t have anything invested in them. I don’t think Kasey ever really believed people would read it and connect it to her.) We tell bloggers things we would share with someone we just met on the street. For example I just shared that I’m afraid of spiders. Only family and friends know that about me, well now you do, too.
But, in book two, FURRY & FREAKED will have much less blogging. It’s because it doesn’t fit with where Kasey is in the story. She doesn’t have the luxury of a computer or time to vent...
Is there one question you wish bloggers would ask you about but don't? What is it, and how would you answer?
I’ve been asked so many interesting questions. I find it hard to talk about myself, so answering bloggers is a challenge. I want to be interesting, true, but mostly I want to be true to myself. I am what I am, I don’t hide it. “To thine own self be true” is my motto and the major thread in FREAKSVILLE. If you’re not true to yourself, nobody else will be. Kasey learns this lesson in FREAKSVILLE and I hope that it’s one thing I can impart on my readers more than anything, girls need to respect themselves. We are our hardest critic.
What's your favorite color?
What's your favorite color?
To decorate with, green, to wear black or red, to be around blue.